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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

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Part XXXIV





National Science Foundation





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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

45 CFR Ch. VI

Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: The National Science Foundation is publishing its fall 2004 
regulatory agenda pursuant to Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory 
Planning and Review'' (3 CFR 1993 Comp., p. 638); the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601-602); and the Office of Management and 
Budget Memorandum for Regulatory Policy Officers at Executive 
Departments and Agencies and Managing and Executive Directors of 
Certain Agencies and Commissions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on a 
particular item, call or write the individual identified as agency 
contact. General comments or inquiries about this agenda may be 
directed to Penelope C. Baker, Administrative Officer, Office of the 
General Counsel, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, 
Suite 1265, Arlington, VA 22230, (703) 292-8060.

Dated: October 18, 2004.

Lawrence Rudolph,

General Counsel.

                                  National Science Foundation--Final Rule Stage
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                                                                                                     Regulation
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3526        Protection of Human Subjects, Technical Amendment.....................................    3145-AA42
3527        Privacy Act Regulations...............................................................    3145-AA43
3528        Patents...............................................................................    3145-AA44
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National Science Foundation (NSF)                      Final Rule Stage

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3526. PROTECTION OF HUMAN SUBJECTS, TECHNICAL AMENDMENT




Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 301; 42 USC 300v-1(b)

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 690

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This final rule amends the National Science Foundation 
regulations for the protection of human subjects by changing all 
references to the Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) to 
the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and revising the 
footnote at the end of 45 CFR 690.101(i) by deleting the references to 
research involving fetuses, pregnant women, or human in vitro 
fertilization. This technical amendment is being made in conjunction 
with the other Federal departments and agencies that have promulgated 
the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Robin Fritsch, NSF Patent Assistant, National Science 
Foundation, Office of General Counsel, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
1265, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703 292-8060
Fax: 703 292-9041
Email: rfritsch@nsf.gov

RIN: 3145-AA42
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National Science Foundation (NSF)                      Final Rule Stage

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3527. <bullet<ls-thn-eq> PRIVACY ACT REGULATIONS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 5 USC 552a

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 613

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: The National Science Foundation Act of 1950, section 14(i), 
was amended to mandate that information supplied to the Foundation or a 
contractor of the Foundation in survey forms, questionnaires, or 
similar instruments be used only for statistical or research purposes. 
Data collected from these surveys is maintained in three NSF Privacy 
Act systems of records, and used only for statistical analysis, not for 
any administrative determinations. The statutory change requiring that 
data from these systems be used only for statistical purposes meets the 
requirements of Privacy Act exemption (k)(4): ``required by statute to 
be amintained and used solely as statistical records.'' NSF intends to 
amend its Privacy Act regulations to apply exemption (k)(4) to these 
three systems of records.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

________________________________________________________________________

Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Leslie A. Jensen, Freedom of Information and Privacy 
Act Official, National Science Foundation, Suite 1265, Office of the 
General Counsel, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703 292-8060
Fax: 703 292-9041
Email: ljensen@nsf.gov

RIN: 3145-AA43
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National Science Foundation (NSF)                      Final Rule Stage

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3528. <bullet<ls-thn-eq> PATENTS

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Legal Authority: 42 USC 1870(a), The National Science Foundation Act of 
1950, as amended; 35 USC 200 et seq, The Bayh Dole Act, as amended

CFR Citation: 45 CFR 650

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: This action would amend the NSF Patents Regulation to require 
grantees to use an electronic reporting

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and management system for inventions made with NSF assistance.

Timetable:
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Action                            Date                      FR Cite

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Interim Final Rule              02/00/05
Final Action                    04/00/05

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Small Entities Affected: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Additional Information: Address queries to patents@nsf.gov.

Agency Contact: Robin Fritsch, NSF Patent Assistant, National Science 
Foundation, Office of General Counsel, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Room 
1265, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703 292-8060
Fax: 703 292-9041
Email: rfritsch@nsf.gov

RIN: 3145-AA44
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